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How to Build a Trendy Kitchen in 2020

If you’re looking for a New Year’s Resolution to pursue, why not take up a kitchen renovation, a project that will enhance your cooking experience and help you bond with your family, impress every guest who enters your home, and improve your house’s equity for the future? If you’re looking for some ideas, here are some kitchen trends anticipated for 2020.

In the new decade, the kitchen island is making a huge comeback. A survey of nearly 2,600 homeowners undergoing or planning a kitchen renovation revealed almost two-thirds of renovated kitchens included an island. While the concept of having an island is hardly revolutionary, homeowners are experimenting with designing their islands in fun ways, including adding a splash of color and creating a contrast with the kitchen cabinets. Our Miller kitchen juxtaposes a shiny white island countertop with light gray cabinets. The Hill kitchen, Kurt’s first kitchen project from 17 years ago, was way ahead of the curve on this trend, showcasing a maple-colored island and red base cabinets.

Also emerging as a new kitchen trend is the emergence of brass accents, which are manifested in cabinet hardware, drawer pulls, faucets, and light fixtures. Having shiny accents can serve as a great focal point for your kitchen, especially when contrasted with darker, more classic-looking cabinetry—you can see this vision come to life in our Anderson and Henry kitchens.

Don’t forget the most important part of any kitchen: your fridge! The side-by-side refrigerator and freezer is a classic trend that has withstood the test of time, and it’s easy to see why due to both its sleek appearance and the ease of grabbing something from the freezer without having to bend over or crouch down. Both of our Anderson and Jo Ellen kitchens feature this look.

Looking for an expert remodel design by seasoned pros? Give us a call today!

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